Pattern Recognition

by Dhamaka

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"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results"........ Albert Einstein

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"When you're standing on a comfortable rug, you have to expect it to be pulled from under your feet sometimes"
........ Ben Moor
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This is my personal blog, not a venue for saleable images. In fact, because it's here that I share things that are important to me with the members of the moblog community, photo quality's not my priority. Events, occasions, achievements, thoughts, trips and experiments - you'll find them all here. Contact me for the development version of my photo portfolio, for a selection of saleable images or visit my dance photography blog or my website for cuttings. And remember that all photos remain my copyright unless I've specifically said otherwise.

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"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race"
........ H G Wells

"All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better"
........ Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Luck favours the prepared mind"
........ Louis Pasteur

"Never to get lost is not to live, not to know how to get lost brings you to destruction, and somewhere in the terra incognita in between lies a life of discovery."
........ Rebecca Solnit

"Give, give, give -- what is the point of having experience, knowledge or talent if I don't give it away? Of having stories if I don't tell them to others? Of having wealth if I don't share it? I don't intend to be cremated with any of it! It is in giving that I connect with others, with the world and with the divine."
........ Isabel Allende

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs - ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
........ Harold Thurman Whitman

"The real voyage of discovery consists not of seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes...."
........ Marcel Proust

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.. you have no such accurate remembrance of a country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle...."
........ Ernest Hemingway

"Ambition leads me not only father than any other man has been before me, but as far as I think it is possible for man to go."
........ James Cook

"The grand show is enternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapour is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls."
........ John Muir

"The bicycle is the most civilised conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."
........ Iris Murdoch

"Photography for me is not looking, it's feeling. If you can't feel what you're looking at, then you're never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your picture...."
........ Don McCullin

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Eduardo Capussi and Mariana Flores at Tango Extravaganza. We interviewed them last night and they performed tonight. Fascinting people, fantastic performance..

Dhamaka says:

Thank you Mandy - you're quick on the draw!

15th Jun 2008, 03:50

OCD Sprocket says:

what fun :-)

why do I keep waking up every time you post a blog at 3am??

15th Jun 2008, 04:22

Caine says:

Wow! Stunning shots all, D. Wow. That must have been amazing to see in person.

15th Jun 2008, 04:24

nige says:


15th Jun 2008, 08:01

Toddy says:

beautiful as ever.......

15th Jun 2008, 18:01

Dhamaka says:

Thanks all. They were great and the youtube stuff doesn't do them justice but here's one from the night and a slightly better quality one that's about a year ago ... they are slightly different as their performance evolves

16th Jun 2008, 06:55

MaggieD says:

Wow, these are ace :)

16th Jun 2008, 20:40

taniwha says:

I think I like number two the best as well. the facial expressions are marvellous

17th Jun 2008, 13:29

Dhamaka says:

Thank you!

18th Jun 2008, 07:18

Viv says:

very theatrical

18th Jun 2008, 10:45

JokerXL says:

Great showmanship!
Do you use a tripod D? Probably would get in the way, would it?

18th Jun 2008, 13:14

Dhamaka says:

thank you
Joker - no I don't and yes it would. It would also add to an already-heavy bag. However I'm keeping my eye out for something appropriate

18th Jun 2008, 14:03

JokerXL says:

What about a mono-pod?
Save you hanging all over the shoulders of complete strangers for support (sounds like a good night out on the town)

18th Jun 2008, 14:14

Dhamaka says:

thinking about it but at the moment the techniques I've learned without it seem better, easier and... lighter.

(strangers don't tend to make good tripods/supports.. )

18th Jun 2008, 14:18